Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • bow, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 148.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 58 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7194

The slat of wood is tapered toward either end. There is a ridge on either end to hold the bowstring. It is dark brown.